As long as people have recorded their history, they have got told stories. Dads and moms when people were not sure nearly as often about the world when they do now, they provided up myths or legends to spell out events. The fairy story was given birth to from those stories.
Children and adults alike love a great story book. In the archetypal story book, good wins over evil, the bad are punished, the good prosper. The hero and heroine must follow through trials to prevail, and magic and magical creatures usually appear, but also in the end, the protagonist is victorious. Magic is generally the deus ex machina that saves the day.
A fairy story may exist in numerous versions. One example is Little Red Riding Hood. One version is strictly a cautionary tale. Red Riding Hood disobeys her mother, predicts the wolf and ends up being eaten by him. So end all bad children. However, another version with the story has Red Riding Hood being pursued from the wolf, who catches hold of her hood, which, being enchanted because of the grandmother, burns his mouth. He goes headlong into your village well and drowns. Some versions contain the wolf eating the grandmother being killed by a hunter, who cuts the wolf open and rescues Grandma.
A fairytale also can often be sanitized so they won't frighten children. Sleeping Beauty to use original form had the Prince's mother cast being an ogress who eventually experimented with have Sleeping Beauty and her children killed and so the ogress could eat them. The Disney version does feature the terrifying Maleficent, but once she's defeated and Aurora wakened with this fateful kiss, all is well forever and ever. All of them live "happily ever after," in fact. The Disney version of Sleeping Beauty comes fairly nearby the original, but some parents have deemed it too scary for their children.
The cock-and-bull story is a component in children's literature. Many modern themes in movies and television are produced from the cock-and-bull story, in motif if not in plot. Modern people frequently use Cinderella as one example of any person or group with poor prospects that succeeded despite the percentages. "Prince Charming" could be the beau-ideal of manliness. The Shrek movie series probably does as well as any modern media in skewering the fairy tale genre, nevertheless the jokes are much funnier once the viewer is familiar with the initial tales. Still, the fairy tale is a perfect medium in which children can exercise their imaginations.
A complete collection of the commonest fairy tales is found online at stories for kids